/MedTech: Exploring the Human Genome

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Provided by: University of Leeds

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 20200928

Subjects: Medical Technology, Product Design

Accredited by: Pre-requisites

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

Advances in genomics have opened up exciting new possibilities for healthcare. On this course, you’ll learn what genomics is, and how it can revolutionise patient care. You’ll learn how genomic testing works, and consider the regulatory and ethical issues that surround it.

 

You’ll explore how genomics can improve patient care by understanding how genomic data helps clinicians to identify illness risk more accurately, using the specific examples of cancer and epidemics such as Zika virus disease. You will also look at the future of genomics, and how it might impact healthcare roles.

 

This course can be started at any time after the advertised date and is available now.

Who is this course for

This course is appropriate for anyone interested in MedTech product design and genomics.

 

The course will be of particular interest to undergraduate students studying engineering, product design, and disciplines related to healthcare, and professionals working in the healthcare sector in a medical capacity or as MedTech designers.

What will I learn

In this course you will:

 

  • Describe how the field of genomics has broadly developed over the past 20 years
  • Explore the role of DNA sequencing in identifying the risk of disease
  • Discuss how genomics impacts on citizens, healthcare professionals and providers
  • Reflect on the ethical, regulatory and accessibility challenges of genomics
  • Describe the commercial opportunities of technological developments in genomics
  • Debate the developments in genomics for healthcare
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